Sushi Shop (Marylebone)

Sushi Shop (Marylebone)

(Originally written April 2017) Sushi Shop: it does exactly ‘what it says on the tin’ or I suppose in this case what the shop name says. The French chain has some 130 stores across the globe (though mostly in France), including three in London, serving up Californian style sushi on an a la carte basis…

Book Review: Where to Drink Beer

Book Review: Where to Drink Beer

Out September 3rd, Where to Drink Beer is the latest in Phaidon’s highly successful ‘Where to…’ guides – previous editions include guides to restaurants, pizza, cocktails and coffee. Their success is thanks in the main to their being second to none in the quality and depth of places they list. Where to Drink Beer has…

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Just as brunch has seen a comeback with restaurants offering bottomless brunches of a Saturday across the city, the Bloody Mary has been annoying a new vogue. First created at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris in 1921 the original is a large glass filled with a thin tomato juice, a good shot of vodka…

A Soho to Guide

A Soho to Guide

(This covers east of Wardour Street and south of Brewer Street.) Once synonymous with the sex industry (both gay and straight) and London’s nightlife, Soho has been smartening up over the years. This has seen the area clean up its act, but in the process concerns have been raised that it’s losing it’s character. As…